GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 PIGSKIN PICKS: 38-25 ATS...60%
NFL: 12-11 - NCAA: 15-8 - Teasers: 11-6 – Hotties 841-0
GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 HARDWOOD PICKS: 4-5 NBA ATS
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DENVER BRONCOS @ CLEVELAND BROWNS (-3)
I expect the Dawg Pound to be extra feisty, and shit-faced, with the wacky weeknight treat & the unveiling of the Mighty Quinn. While Cleveland has been one of the most inconsistent teams all year, in victories against the defending champs and at JAX, they’ve proven to have the nastiness in the trenches you need to survive the 2nd half of the NFL season. The O-Line has looked dominate at times & RB Jamal Lewis still has the ability to wear down opponents w/ his bruising downhill-style, so expect the Browns to wear down the undersized & undermanned Broncos front-7. In addition, with O-Coordinator Rob Chudzinski’s love-affair with his TEs, look for Quinn to find favorable match-ups for Kellen Winslow & Steve Heiden off play-action. Throw-in a Champ Bailey’less secondary shadowing a superstar WR overdue for a huge-game & excited to see the fresh-face under center, and I expect the Braylon Edwards to have some big-plays tonight.
As for when the Broncos have ball, unlike Jassie’s remarkable performance in Old Geezers, Young Teasers where she made everybody better, Cutler seems to have lost confidence in his O-Line and hasn’t shown the leadership skills to match his ability. Considering the once lethal rushing attack for Denver is ranked in the bottom half of the league, Shannahan has become more one-dimensional as the season has progressed…which plays right into the hands of a Browns D that has looked much better against the pass.
Overall, I just believe the home-field advantage, night-game atmosphere (they beat NY on Monday Night), and the excitement from the Mighty Quinn taking snaps carries the Browns to an easy victory anoche. While some may be skeptical of the newbie, his moxy and experience under the spotlight should make for an exciting transition!
Final Score: BRONCOS 20 BROWNS 31
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#12 TCU HORNY FROGS (-2) @ #9 UTAH UTES
The Spiked Frogs defense is 2nd in the nation in total yards allowed/game, while their rush defense leads the nation with a sick 1.4 yards/carry average. When teams have abandoned the run, they’ve found lil time to operate with an energetic line led by the nation’s sack leader (14) in the lighting quick DE Jerry Hughes. Overall, during TCU’s five game win-streak, only one opponent has reached double figures and that came last week at UNLV where the Frogs were up 44-7 before allowing a garbage TD with one minute to go.
On offense, besides missing two games after being injured at Oklahoma, 6-3 So. QB Andy Dalton has been a hidden gem from TCU as he’s limited his mistakes (9 TD, 2 INT) and shown a natural ability to run their unique spread-style rushing attack. Five players have carried the pigskin more than 59 times, while the multi-dimensional receiving core has six kids with double-digit catches, each with the ability to carry the pigskin...
As for the Utes when they have the rock...
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As for the Utes, while QB Brian Johnson has led a balanced attack, after finding a nice offensive rhythm against Wyoming, Colorado St., & Wyoming the last three weeks, I expect Utah to look overwhelmed early by the stout run-defense and relentless pressure from TCU. In addition, even though both teams are competing for the Mountain West-crown, the pressure will be on the undefeated home squad so look for TCU to turn some of their tension into turnovers.
Final Score: HORNY FROGS 24 UTES 17
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PHILLY 76ERS (+5) @ ORLANDO MAGIC
The Magic bench is beyond-thin and should struggle with the youthful energetic cats from Philly. Especially after the azz-kicking they received from D-Wade & Co. last night, I expect Mo Cheeks to have the Sixers focused early and for Elton Brand to explode against PF’less Magic squad….Gotto go…76ers win straight-up